Everything you need to understand or teach A Place in the Woods by H. M. Hoover.
Adrian and Helen Hoover, anxious to get away from civilization, purchase a log cabin on the wooded shore of Lake Superior. No sooner do they purchase the property, however, then a terrible storm hits, seriously damaging the structural integrity of the dwelling. The Hoovers find a local man willing to repair the damage while they, their vacation now over, return to Chicago. Helen convinces her employer to allow her two months leave, whereupon they immediately return to their cabin.
The Hoovers, needing more room to work on the log cabin, buy a second, larger cabin nearby. In the process of making the log cabin livable, the Hoovers run across an injured mouse and her young. They keep the mouse as a pet until it finally passes away, while her young are left on their own. Instead of returning to Chicago, the Hoovers decide they would rather stay in...
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